North Sea Walk
Sometimes, on Sunday afternoon, when everyone is feeling lazy or there is homework to be done, or you have already made a long walk to and from church, no one much wants to go for a walk by the sea.
In such cases as these, it is best to go along anyway.
Because it’s the sea.
And because sometime sooner than you think, the sky over The North Sea will be dark by 4pm on Sunday afternoons.
Because on the way, you might find blackberries.
You will be delighted to discover that even in this cold, windy climate, bushes and bushes of berries can grow and thrive.
You will walk past the golf courses that overlook the sea.
You will find yourself in awe of how gazing at the waves crashing on the sand never gets old.
And though the wind is cold and wild, it will not knock you over.
In fact, you might find it exhilarating.
But when you have had enough, there might be a storm bunker to hide in for a while.
Eventually, you will have to come out of the shelter and start back towards home, and you may then find that no matter how blue the sky is, you can still be surprised (and soaked) by the rain.
But even so, the rewards for having ventured out are pretty spectacular!
You will be so very glad you came.